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Readers: do you keep records?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by becky brown Jun 13, 2007.

Book Discussions - how do you feel about them?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Kerrie Jun 10, 2007.

What makes an engaging online discussion Group?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Kerrie Apr 15, 2007.

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Hometown:
Adelaide, South Australia. The city of churches and pubs, and home of the Adelaide Festival of Arts, and the Port Power footy team
About Me:
a reader not a writer
moderator of oz_mystery_readers
I'm one of these people who works online and the border between work and pleasure is very blurred for me.
Website:
http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/oz_mystery_readers/
Books And Authors I Like:
I read almost only the crime/mystery genre. I prefer British writers but also enjoy translations such as Henning Mankell. I review books for Random House Australia and you can find my reviews at http://www.reviewers-choice.com/kerrie_smith.htm
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
My favourites are British crime/mystery/thrillers

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Recently Read - SILENCE OF THE GRAVE by Arnaldur Indridason (5.0)

Building work on the outskirts of Reykajavik (Iceland) uncovers a body possibly buried alive during World War Two. Erlendur and his team are called in to investigate and try to uncover the truth while a team of archaeologists slowly and painstaking exhume the skeleton. Those who still live in the area tell of a young pregnant woman who disappeared in the war, but is it her? An elderly dying man talks of the green woman who was crooked. At the same time Erlendur is re-living his past - his… Continue

Posted on June 23, 2007 at 9:53am — 2 Comments

Recently read - THE RAILWAY DETECTIVE by Edward Marston (4.6)

1851 is the setting for this first title in the Railway Detective series: the year of the Great Exhibition, and the building of the Crystal Palace. The Detective Department of Scotland Yard is only 9 years old. A train on the Great Western Railway is held up at Leighton Buzzard, its driver seriously hurt, the train robbed of the consignment of gold coins that it is carrying, and finally derailed. The investigator is Inspector Robert Colbeck, a considerate, well-spoken, well… Continue

Posted on June 23, 2007 at 12:03am

Recently read - THE HANGMAN by Peter Lovesey (5.0)

It is 3 years since Peter Diamond's wife was killed and he is being stalked by a woman who wants to become better acquainted. ACC Georgina Dalley's friend's daughter has gone missing . A woman's body is discovered hanging from a public playground swing, at first sight a suicide, but then it seems she may already have been dead when hung there. The discovery of a second body seems to signal that they have a "hangman" on the loose. Very very readable.

Posted on June 15, 2007 at 11:03pm

Recently read: HIDDEN DEPTHS by Ann Cleeves (4.7)

Julie Armstrong has been for a 'night out with the girls' and arrives home, barely sober, to find her son Luke in the bath, apparently drowned, scented water and flowers floating on the surface. Whatever happened, her daughter Laura has slept through it all. Inspector Vera Stanhope of the Northumbrian police, is the investigating officer. Soon there is a second body, this time young student teacher Lily Marsh. She too is found lying in a pool of water strewn with flowers but this time in an… Continue

Posted on June 11, 2007 at 2:37pm

An audio 'read' - HARK : an 87th precinct novel by Ed McBain, 3.8

Gloria Stanford is found dead in her apartment. She has cheated on the Deaf Man and he has taken his revenge. But he is not finished with the 87th precinct. He has a daring plan to make the precinct, and especially detective Steve Carella, look very stupid. Carella begins getting cryptic notes, some of them Shakespearian quotations, some anagrams, and some palindromes. They are delivered to the station by a succession of druggies and down-and-outers and point to an event happening within the… Continue

Posted on June 4, 2007 at 8:56pm

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At 5:09pm on October 23, 2007, Jackie Tritt said…
Hi Kerrie

Good to meet another Aussie here, and it's such a good idea to put your reviews up.

Jackie

Jackie
At 6:03pm on September 3, 2007, Michael Robotham said…
Hi Kerrie,
Love the photo. Completely captures the spirit of Melbourne. Shame you had to go home on Friday. I had a really great session on Sunday am with Alexander McCall Smith and Adrian Hyland on literary cross-dressing. Very funny. The only problem was that afterwards the book shop sold out of NIGHT FERRY and couldn't find another box. About twenty people missed out, which is a complete bummer. Hopefully, they'll buy it elsewhere. Great to see you. Take care. M
At 11:30am on July 1, 2007, Michael Robotham said…
The feeling is mutual Kerrie. I'm finally back home after touring Queensland. Met some great people. Lost my voice. Drank too much. Now I have to recharge before heading for the US. See you in Melbourne.
At 3:30pm on June 7, 2007, Michael Robotham said…
Gee you're quick getting the news. I think you must have heard about the Steel Dagger nomination before I did!!!
Best
M
At 7:56pm on May 28, 2007, Michael Robotham said…
my mistake on the dates, Kerrie.
I think I'm going mad.
Hope you can still make it.
Michael
At 8:39pm on April 30, 2007, Jane Hill said…
Hi Kerrie - thanks for the reviews!
At 2:33am on April 16, 2007, LJ Roberts said…
Hi Kerrie. Yes, I'll post my reviews as blogs. Each of my reviews are deliberately short, so I don't think it's a problem. Even so, It appears there is a certain length that will be visible on the page and then there is a "more..." link to see any text that goes beyond that length. Does that make sense? I'm just trying to figure out whether I want to go back and post back reviews or start from the beginning of 2007, or only start with current. Don't worry, I'll figure it out soon.
At 4:14pm on April 15, 2007, CT said…
Just thought that I'd pop in and say hello Kerrie.
At 11:22am on April 15, 2007, Kerrie said…
Hello LJ

no - there is a tags thingy on forums, but not blogs which is a bit odd. Perhaps it will come eventually. Glad to see you here
At 11:04am on April 15, 2007, LJ Roberts said…
Hi Kerrie. I love having a friend Down Under. I so new to all this. I got to you page by clicking your photo, which I love, on my chatterwall. My next step is to start putting up my reviews. It doesn't seem there is a way to to tags on blogs though. Oh well, bit by bit.
 
 
 

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